NOT IN ACTION...... ITS IN SLOW MOTION
Vipul Shah tried his hand at sci-fiction romantic comedy with Action Replayy. While the "Back to the Future" angle is a novel idea in Bollywood, the sci-fi, ro-mo combination becomes a tad too much for the director to handle. So while there are a few genuinely funny moments in Action Replayy, spontaneous humour is few and far between.
Bunty (Aditya Roy Kapoor) travels back in time to make his constantly squabbling parents fall in love. The idea is to engineer a love marriage between the two, so that their married life can be transformed into a happy one. So we are back in 1975 where Kishen (Akshay Kumar) is the endearing loser who is daft and always bullied by others and Mala (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) is the beautiful shrew who is absolutely-not-interested in him. Bunty undertakes the impossible task of playing Cupid between the two.
Shah builded a colourful atmosphere, tried to recreate the Bombay of the '70s complete with bell-bottoms, Bobby-style dresses and loud background music. The retro-style narrative devices coupled with some fun moments between Bunty and his future dad are the positives in this film. While the film is meant to be a romantic comedy, it's neither high on the humour quotient nor does it have a strong script to bail it out.
Akshay's loser act is a bit repetitive and Aishwarya's caked look and her pretentious performance fail to impress. Aditya Roy Kapoor is the most convincing of the lot. Of the supporting cast Kirron Kher and Rajpal Yadav are reliable as usual. Pritam's music is unimpressive except the hummable â€˜Zor ka Jhatka' number.
If you have free time this weekend then this film is ok for a time-pass.
I watched it with a very hard heart as i m fan of akshay but dissappoint.